Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX
Jonathan Lipps

Jonathan Lipps
Director of Ecosystem & Integrations, Sauce Labs

Website | @jlipps

Jonathan Lipps has been making things out of code as long as he can remember. Jonathan is currently the director of ecosystem and integrations at Sauce Labs, where he leads a team of open source developers to improve the web and mobile testing ecosystem. Jonathan is the architect and project lead for Appium, the open source, cross-platform mobile automation framework. He has worked as a programmer in the startup world on and off for over a decade but is also passionate about academic discussion. Jonathan holds master’s degrees in philosophy and linguistics, from Stanford and Oxford respectively. A San Franciscan, Jonathan is an avid rock climber, yogi, musician, and writer on topics he considers vital, like the relationship of technology to what it means to be human.


11:00am11:40am Thursday, May 11, 2017
Level: Non-technical
Jonathan Lipps (Sauce Labs)
We all know the tension between open source and corporate stewardship. Are corporate and community interests aligned? Who makes the calls? As projects grow up, OSS projects must find ways to transcend their corporate boundaries or risk losing steam or being forked. Jonathan Lipps shares the story of how one large open source project found a sustainable future after corporate incubation. Read more.